Tag Archives: New York Times

On Leadership, College Awards, Cooperates with Foundation

With Ryan D. Turnewitsch 1972: walking up the hill to Marietta Junior High School in Ohio, I never imagined I would one day be working in developing nations around the world – or cooperating with Marietta College to develop the leadership needed to do so. The author receiving Marietta College’s prestigious McDonough Award for Excellence in […]

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First Indian Literary Festival at Columbia a Best Seller

New York, N.Y.  Under the direction of my good friend Aroon Shivdasani, the first literary festival of the Indian American Arts Council (IAAC) with Columbia University drew participants from Bombay to Brooklyn and Berkley – including glitterati such as literary giant Sir Salman Rushdie, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mira Nair, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar of Disgraced fame, and […]

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Ambassador: From the Killing Fields to the White House

New York, N.Y.  I first met Ambassador Sichan Siv in 2004 when I was invited to hear him speak at the imposing Women’s Republican National Club, just north of Rockefeller Center. What a speech!  He spoke on surviving Pol Pot’s Killing Fields in Cambodia, then making his way to America where he earned a degree […]

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World’s Top Toy Collection Seeks Home in New York City

New York, N.Y. These tin toys were objects to be played with rather than be looked at and consequently the vast majority were destroyed or damaged by their youthful owners.  All 19th Century and 20th Century toys are now rare objects that many people today have never seen.  -David Pressland, The Art of the Tin […]

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The Stewardship Report Announces Editorial Calendar

New York, N.Y. A bright new face has been added to the crowded Web, drawing a large readership and uploading more than 900 stories in its first twelve weeks. Still in soft-launch, The Jim Luce Stewardship Report (JLSR) is focused on “Connecting Goodness.” Covering Faces, Issues, World Affairs, Life Style, the Arts, and Video, JLSR offers articles […]

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Film on the Life & Times of Stonewall Veteran Storme DeLarverie

“If we turn our back, she will die.”  – Sam Bassett New York, N.Y.  Storme, a documentary by Sam Bassett based on the life and times of Stonewall Veteran Storme DeLarverie screened last week to a receptive audience in Manhattan.  Storme’s story has recently been featured by the New York Times and Huffington Post.  She is the Rosa Parks of […]

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Gay Community’s Rosa Parks Faces Death, Impoverished, Alone

New York, NY. I know dementia. My father and grandmother both died with it. But they had both resources and families to protect them – and neither were living cultural and historical treasures. None of which can be said for the civil rights activist who probably threw the first punch in the Stonewall Riot that […]

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First ‘Davos’ for Women’s International Development in NYC

New York, N.Y.  I met Cecilia Attias, former First Lady of France and founder and executive chair of the Cecilia Attias Foundation for It was extraordinarily successful – and focused on producing more than just rhetoric.  Women at the event and was particularly impressed by her passion and global vision. The first annual Dialogue for […]

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Hajj Stampede Toll Climbs to 1,453 in Saudi Arabia

Refugees are the Responsibility of the World – Peter Sutherland

33 Still Missing After U.S. Airstrike on Kunduz Hospital

U.N. Warns Against ‘Toxic Debates,’ Urges Global Compact on Refugees

U.N. Urges Mexico to End ‘Misery’ of Enforced Disappearances

Connecticut Senators: No Background Check, No Gun